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John Ritz

  • John Ritz
  • Professor
  • STEM Education & Professional Studies
  • 254 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4305
  • jritz@odu.edu
  • Education

    West Virginia University, 1977
    Major: Technology Education
    Degree: Ed.D.
    University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1974
    Major: Industrial Education
    Degree: M.S.
    Purdue University, 1970
    Major: Industrial Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Expertise

    Business
    Technology, Business and Industry / Technology Education / Business and Industry Training
    Education
    Technology, Business and Industry / Technology Education / Business and Industry Training
    Technology
    Technology, Business and Industry / Technology Education / Business and Industry Training
  • 2013: Fellow, Technical Foundation of America
  • 2009: Doctoral Mentoring Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: Lockette/Monroe Humanitarian Award, International Technology Education Association
  • 2003: Hall of Fame, Educational Exhibitors Association- SHIP, International Technology Education Association
  • 2002: Academy of Scholars Citation, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 2000: Honor Roll, Technology Foundation of America
  • 2000: President Award, Council on Technology Teacher Education
  • 2000: Board of Directors, International Technology Education Association
  • 1997: Academy of Fellows, International Technology Education Association
  • 1995: Outstanding Faculty Award Program University Finalist, ODU SCHEV
  • 1993: Technology Teacher Eductor of the Year, International Technology Education Association
  • 1993: Recognition Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, Middle School Initiatives
  • 1990: Achievement Award for Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1990: Meritorious Service Award, International Technology Education Association
  • 1989: Achievement Award for Publishing , Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1988: Board of Examiners member, NCATE
  • 1988: Certificate of Appreciation , International Technology Education Association
  • 1988: Certificate of Recognition, International Technology Education Association
  • 1988: Designated a College Scholar, College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 1988: Grand Chapter's Past President's Pin, Grand Chapter of Iota Lambda Sigma Honorary Society
  • 1988: Achievement Award for Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1987: Outstanding Service Award , Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1987: Achievement Award for Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1987: Commendation Award for Leadership, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1986: Founder's Day Convocation Recognition for National Distinction, Old Dominion University
  • 1986: Achievement Award for Non Degree Research, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1986: Principal's Award for Contributions to the Education Program, Deep Creek High School
  • 1986: Distinguished Technolgy Education Award (DTE), International Technology Education Association
  • 1985: Achievement Award for Public Relations Activity, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1985: Achievement Award for Non-Degree Research, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1985: Achievement Award for Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1984: Leadership Award, American Vocational Association
  • 1984: Past-Presidents Award, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1984: Virginia Employment Commission Certificate of Recognition, Norfolk Employer Advisory Committee
  • 1983: Leadership Award, American Vocational Association
  • 1982: Sara and Rufus Tonelson Award for Teaching, Research, and Service Excellence, Old Dominion University
  • 1982: Founder's Award, Alpha Rho Chapter, Iota Lambda Sigma, ODU
  • 1982: Achievement Award for Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1982: Certificate of Service, American Industrial Arts Student Association
  • 1981: Achievement Award for Non-Degree Research, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1981: Achievement Award of Publishing, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • 1979: Achievement Award for Non-Degree Research, Virginia Technology Education Association
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: May, 2010 - September, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ritz, J.; Hsiung, S.; Jones, R. L.
    Delivering Microprocessor Courses through Classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Learning Environments
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: May 16, 2009 - May 16, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Ritz, J.; Hsiung, S. C.; Hackworth, J. R.
    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: April 15, 2007 - September 30, 2009
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Collaborative Development of a Microcontroller Training System for Two and Four-Year Distance Learning Engineering Students
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: 2007
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Ritz, J.; Hsiung, S. C.
    Pathways to Teaching
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation with J.S. Reynolds Community College
    Date: July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2007
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    The Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC): A Training Development Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Computer Sciences Corporation: Defense Integrated Solutions & Services Division Grant
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Adcock, A. B.; Reed, P. A.; Ritz, J.; Netherton, D. L.; Morrison, G. R.
    Old Dominion Tech Prep, Distance Learning
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Community College System, Tech Prep of Virginia
    Date: January, 2000 - June, 2000
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Technical Foundation of America
    Sponsoring Organization: Technology Education as a Career
    Date: December, 1998 - June, 2000
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Graduate Assistant Support
    Sponsoring Organization: International Technology Education Association
    Date: October, 1999 - May, 2000
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Council on Technology Teacher Education 50th Year Recognition
    Sponsoring Organization: Technical Foundation of America
    Date: January, 2000 - April, 2000
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Virginia Department of Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Regional Technology Education Staff Development Workshops
    Date: December, 1993 - June 30, 1994
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Handbook on Instructional Design Briefs for Technology Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: January, 1993 - June, 1993
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of High School Technology Education Programs
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Providing Professional Leadership for Technology Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: 1990 - 1991
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Provide World Wide Technology Education Inservice on Technology Education: The New Basic
    Sponsoring Organization: Department of Defense Dependent Schools
    Date: September, 1990 - May, 1991
    Investigators:Ritz, J.; Hadley, W. F.
    Develop Strategies for Implementing Change in T & I Programming
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Public Schools
    Date: December, 1989 - June, 1990
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Provide Leadership for Technology Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: 1988 - 1989
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Assess T&I Programs at Norfolk Technical Vocational Center
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Public Schools
    Date: December, 1988 - June, 1989
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Provide Leadership for Technology Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: 1987 - 1988
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Provide Leadership in the Development of Model Technology Education Programs
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Department of Education
    Date: 1987 - 1988
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    State Vocational Plan for Consulting in and Administering Technology Education
    Sponsoring Organization: VA Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1987
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of Public Service Careers Curriculum Outline
    Sponsoring Organization: Norfolk Public Schools
    Date: 1985 - 1986
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    State Vocational Plan for Developing an Exemplary Materials and Processes Program for Chesapeake City Schools
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1984 - June 30, 1986
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of Instructional Resource Guides for Competency Based Programs in Selected Industrial Arts Program Areas (Materials and Processes Technology)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 22, 1983 - June 30, 1984
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Construction Technology Competency List
    Sponsoring Organization: Arizona Department of Education
    Date: May 7, 1984 - May 21, 1984
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Master Plan for Inservice Workshops on Competency Based Instruction for Industrial Arts Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1982
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development and Field Testing of Curriculum Modules and Delivery Strategies for Inservice Training of Vocational Teachers Who Work with Handicapped or Disadvantaged Youth in Regular Programs
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: April 1, 1980 - June 30, 1980
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of Instructional Devices to Identify and Record Student Progress in Industrial Arts
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: January 15, 1980 - May 31, 1980
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of the Materials and Processes Technology Curriculum Guide
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: July 16, 1979 - May 31, 1980
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    The Development of Camera Ready Copies of Competency Catalogs with Criterion References for the Virginia Industrial Arts Curriculum
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: September 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Recruitment Strategies for Industrial Arts Education
    Sponsoring Organization: Darden School of Education, Old Dominion University
    Date: January 1, 1979 - June 10, 1979
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    The Identification of Competencies for the Communication Area of Industrial Arts Teacher Preparation
    Sponsoring Organization: Darden School of Education, Old Dominion University
    Date: April 1, 1978 - June 30, 1978
    Investigators:Ritz, J.
    Development of a Competency Based Instruction Curriculum Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    Date: March 1, 1978 - June 30, 1978
    Investigators:Ritz, J.